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Category: Train Accidents

February 2, 2018 Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Train Accidents

Train Accidents & Personal Injury Lawsuits

According to the most recent statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), there was a total of 43 train-related deaths between 2004 and 2013 involving Metro-North trains. A total of 84 deaths occurred solely on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) during the same period. Between 2011 and the end of 2014, there was a… read more

January 3, 2018 Catastrophic Injuries,Train Accidents

Amtrak Crash Investigation Focuses on Speed, Driver Distraction

A fatal Amtrak collision occurred recently near Tacoma, Washington and the New York Times indicates that the train crash is currently under investigation.  The goal of the investigation will be to determine the direct cause of the collision and to assess what new policies or protocols, if any, need to be put in place going… read more

March 12, 2017 Train Accidents

MANHATTAN: Woman Critically Injured After Falling Onto Train Tracks

SOUTHBOUND 6 TRAIN ACCIDENT LEAVES PEDESTRIAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 12, 2017) – A woman was critically injured after falling onto train tracks, according to DNA Info. Police have not been able to identify the woman that was hit by the train. Authorities are saying that the accident took place near the 51st… read more

March 12, 2017 Train Accidents

MANHATTAN: Woman Nearly Killed After Slipping Onto Train Tracks

SOUTHBOUND 6 TRAIN ACCIDENT LEAVES PEDESTRIAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 12, 2017) –  Police are trying to determine the identity of a woman that was hit by the Southbound 6 train around 1:26 PM. The FDNY is investigating the accident. Train accidents happen for a number of different reasons. Sometimes pedestrians simply… read more

March 12, 2017 Train Accidents

MANHATTAN: Train Accident With Southbound 6 Train Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

SOUTHBOUND 6 TRAIN ACCIDENT LEAVES PEDESTRIAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 12, 2017) –  A woman is still in the hospital after being hit by a southbound 6 train according to the NBC News. Police have not yet been able to determine what caused the accident. It remains unclear if the fall was… read more

February 28, 2017 Car Accidents,Train Accidents

BROOKLYN: Two Killed In Fatal Truck Accident on Interstate 70

FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVED TRACTOR TRAILER LEAVES TWO DEAD BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (February 27, 2017) – Two people were killed after a car ran into the back of a tractor trailer on Interstate 70, according to JG-TC. Police are still working to identify the two people involved in the accident. Police are saying that traffic had… read more

February 1, 2017 Train Accidents

FAQs about Train Accidents in New York

According to statistics, in 2015, there were 11,762 rail accidents and incidents in the United States. These accidents caused 9,013 injuries and 752 fatalities. According to statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, 96% of all injuries and deaths related to rail accidents and incidents occur at railroad crossings or caused by trespassing. Almost all of… read more

January 9, 2017 Train Accidents

BROOKLYN: Over 100 People Were Injured When Long Island Rail Road Train Crashed Into Atlantic Terminal

Cause of Accident Remains Under Investigation BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 7, 2016) – Over 100 people were injuerd when a Long Island train crashed into the Atlantic Terminal, according to ABC News. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the train to crash. However, police are saying that they think sleep apnea may have… read more

January 9, 2017 Train Accidents

BROOKLYN: Sleep Apnea May Have Played Role In Long Island Train Accident That Injured 100 People

AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE CRASH BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 7, 2016) –  More than 100 people were injured when a Long Island train traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into the Atlantic Terminal, according to ABC News. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the train accident, but they do suspect that… read more

January 9, 2017 Train Accidents

BROOKLYN: Long Island Railroad Train Crashed at Atlantic Terminal Leaving 100 People Injured

SLEEP APNEA MAY BE TO BLAME FOR ACCIDENT BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 7, 2016) – More than 100 people were injured after a train crashed at the Atlantic Terminal station in Brooklyn, according to NBC News. The train that crashed in the accident was going more than twice the limit as it approached the station…. read more